Ronald David Blair, 69, of Flatwoods, KY passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
Ronald was born December 17, 1944 in Paintsville, KY to the late Cecil and Armini Blair.
Mr. Blair was a maintenance supervisor for American Electric Power for many years where he retired in 2010. Ronald enjoyed hobbies such as golfing, dinning out with friends, bird watching, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Gallion Blair one brother Donald Blair.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his three sons; Kevin (Lynn) Colegrove of Raceland, KY, Robert (Martha) Colegrove of Naples, Fla, and David (Debbie) Blair of Jacksonville, Fla, two daughters; Anita (Joseph) Hager of Sissonville, WV and Rhonda (Michael) Dixon of Flatwoods, KY, brother Terrance Blair of Paintsville, KY, one sister Helen Conley, and special extended family members Michelle (Mitchell) Gillum and Carrie (Wayne) Boggs, and many friends and family that will miss him dearly.
Funeral Service were held Monday, September 22, 2014 at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods, KY with comforting words spoken by Brother Jimmy Morrison. Burial followed at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
William Bryant Fannin, 84, of Russell, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Oakmont Manor Nursing Home.
William was born March 1, 1930 in Russell, KY a son of the late Jesse and Cecilia Fannin.
Mr. Fannin was an avid UK fan, and in his spare time he enjoyed remodeling homes, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen Fannin, brothers; James Fannin, Jesse Fannin Jr, and Raymond Fannin sisters; Pauline Simpson, and Ruth Gumbert.
Survivors include his wife Donna Fannin of Russell, KY, a daughter Donna (Larry) Barber of Flatwoods, KY, a son William (Sue) Michael Fannin of Kissimmee, FL, grandson Timmy Sparks of Monroe, La, three stepchildren; Debbie (Allen) Dean of Raceland, KY, Vicki (Frank) Boggs of Ashland, KY, and Steve (Etta) French of Kenova, WV, several step-grandchildren and two grandchildren; Bryant Fannin and Brett Fannin of Kissimmee, FL, and a nephew Gary (Kathy) Fannin, sister-in-law Kay Hammond and family of Genoa, OH, and many friends and family that will miss him dearly.
A special thank you to the staff at Oakmont Manor for the wonderful care given to Mr. Fannin during his final days.
Funeral Service were held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Carman Funeral Home-Flatwoods.
Burial followed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
Marie Potter, 74, of South Shore, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Logan, W.Va., a daughter of the late Linville Browning and Mabel Mae Perry Browning.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Clyde Burton Potter, who passed away March 7, 2011; a brother, Linville Browning Jr.; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Patrick Mullens.
Marie was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and mammaw who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She was the number one fan of her grandson, who races dirt track modifieds. She was a devoted woman of God.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde (Dianna) Potter Jr. of South Shore and Mike (Susan) Potter of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Lisa Mullens of Piketon, Ohio, and April Wright of South Shore; two sisters, Drema Damron of Ironton, Ohio, and Brenda Delaney of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Colten Wright and Katherine Mullens.
The funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, with Pastor Gary Newman officiating.
Burial was in Warnock Cemetery in Warnock.
Condolences may be left for family and friends at robersonfuneral.com.
Martha Jane Russell Adkins, of South Shore, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, surrounded by family and friends.
She was born June 7, 1934, in Portsmouth, to the late Roy and Nancy Clark Russell, but lived most of her life in her beloved Kentucky.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ellis C. Adkins.
Martha was active in many organizations, but is best known for her service to the Alben W. Barkley Club in Greenup County. She was passionate about the people and dedicated to the activities of the club.
She is survived by a son, Roger (Lisa) Adkins of Marysville, Ohio; grandchildren Rachel (Jeremiah) Justice, Jacob, Alexander and Samantha Adkins; three loving and dedicated siblings, Mildred Russell, Avanell (George) Erwin and James (Marilee) Russell; special nieces and nephew, Carolyn McKinnon, Ted Sutton, Jennifer Erwin and Marlene (Toddie) Burgess; as well as a host of friends and relatives throughout the country. She will be sorely missed by all.
The funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at F.C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth with Jason McGlone officiating.
Burial then followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th St., Portsmouth, OH 45662.
Richard Kent Barber, 70, of Russell, a faithful and humble servant of the Lord, now sits peacefully at the feet of Jesus.
His life’s journey came to an end on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
Rich was quiet and introspective, choosing his words carefully before acting on his strong convictions. He loved to laugh and never took life too seriously. He was there to listen and to pray for those in need-a true prayer warrior.
He held his friends close and his family even closer. Rich always believed in giving back and faith was the core of his life.
He could be found in the balcony running the sound board for his church, cleaning the bathrooms for an Emmaus Walk, or giving out food to those in need. His greatest joy came while leading and loving his family with prayer and devotion.
He was born July 4, 1944, a son of Clover Crum Barber of Flatwoods and the late Herbert Barber.
Education was extremely important to Rich. He was instrumental in the education process in Greenup County.
He retired from the Greenup County Board of Education in 2001 after 34 ½ years. He was a teacher, principal and district office administrator. He graduated from Wurtland High School, Class of 1962, received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree and Rank 1 from Morehead State University.
He was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Ashland, where he was a member of the Asbury Sunday School class, attended the Men’s Prayer Breakfast, served as a trustee, sound system technician, and worked in the food pantry.
He was also the technical support advisor with the Ashland First United Methodist Church Pre-School.
He was also a member of Ashland Area Emmaus Community, where he served on the Board of Directors, Chairperson in charge of facilities, and as Lay Director of Men’s Walk No. 32. He was a member of Hillcrest-Bruce Board of Directors, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Greenup County Federal Credit Union, Ashland Area Grant Committee and an honorary member of United Methodist Women.
In addition to his mother, Rich is survived by his loving wife, Donna Barber of Russell; a son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Melanie Barber of Lexington; daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Cantrell of Lexington; three grandchildren, Jannah Cantrell, Jack Cantrell and Blaine Barber; a brother and his wife, Tim and Peggy Barber of Ludlow, Ky.; a half- sister, Ginny Lee Haas of Columbus, Ohio; a niece, Rachel McCoy, and two nephews, Matthew Barber, and Michael Barber.
He was also the loving son-in-law of Bill Turner of Russell and the late Phyllis Turner.
Funeral services were held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky with Reverend John Street officiating.
Burial followed in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens. Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in charge of services.
Rich Barber once said he would not want a plaque hung to commemorate his life. He would not want the attention. So we will carry him in our hearts as an example of a man who talked the talk and walked the walk. Well done, good and faithful servant, well done!
Friends may make contributions to the Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101. Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com
Harold Dean Howard, 78, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Stirrat, W.Va., a son of the late Estil Howard and Rosa Lee Estep Howard. He was also preceded in death by a special mom, Naomi Logsdon Howard; an infant sister, Lorrian Howard; brothers Douglas Howard and James Owens; and a nephew, Rick Hamilton.
Dean was associated with Living Waters Worship Center. He retired after many years of service at Morehead State University. He was also a former employee of the National Mine Service Co. and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Barbara Gollihue Howard of Ashland; a daughter, Theresa L. (Paul) of Morehead; sons Terry D. Howard of West Virginia, Darrin L. Howard of Winchester and a special son, Logan, at home; brothers Cecil (Tommy) Howard of Allen, Texas, and Larry (Capricia) Howard of Greenup; sisters Lucille (Ross) Hendricks of Tennessee, Jerry (John) Hamilton of Wurtland, Sherry (Bobby) Adkins of Wurtland, Beckie Aldridge of Flatwoods and Beverly (Billy Ray) Stephens of Greenup; four grandchildren, Casey Lee Moore, Barbie Hendren, Darrin Lee Howard Jr. and Ashley Gilliam; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Abby and Weston; and a host of loving special nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Joy Martin and Community Hospice, especially nurses Carolee, Kathy and Gail, for the comfort, compassion and care Dean received during his illness.
The funeral was conducted Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Chaplain Jimm Smedley and the Rev. Timothy E. French.
Burial was in Ashland Cemetery, with military rites by Kenova American Legion Post 93.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Mary Archangeli, 102, of South Shore, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 24, 1912, in Perugia, Italy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sebastian Archangeli.
The funeral was conducted Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore. Burial will be in South Webster Cemetery in Ohio.
The rosary was said Friday, September 19, 2014 at the funeral home.
Barbara Jean Lyons, 71, of South Shore, died Monday, September 15, 2014 in The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
She is survived by her husband, Tony Lyons Sr.
The funeral was conducted Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore.
Burial was in Lyons Cemetery in South Shore.
Condolences may be sent to robersonfuneral.com.
Barbara Lee Napier Moore, 70, of Flatwoods, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Hospice Care Center in Ashland after an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Leo S. and Florence Campbell Napier.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Robert “Bob” Moore; a brother, Gary L. Napier; and a son, Brent Carl Profitt all of whom resided in Ashland.
Barbara was formerly a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She was also a Kentucky colonel, a member of the M.A.C. Club and a former executive secretary of the Boyd County Republican Party. She was employed with Stone & Thomas for five years in the housewares department and 10 years with Liquid Transport.
She is survived by her son, Brad Profitt and wife Julie of Ashland; a sister, Carol Lewis and husband Miles of Ashland; two grandchildren, Trey Profitt and Peyton Profitt; and four nieces and one nephew.
The funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue in Ashland by the Rev. Mike Rice.
In Barbara’s honor, friends may make contributions to the Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, 2040 Main Street W, Ashland, KY 41102.
Condolences may be left at steenfuneralhome.com.